The Golden Compass - Anti-Christian

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  1. cranston36

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    The cute, cuddly Panda Bear of the World Wildlife Federation is on the web site of the movie, 'The Golden Compass'. That movie, as you may know, and the books it is extracted from is fervently anti-Catholic with select attacks on every Christian branch with the exception of the Church of England, whose Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams, supports it.
    The book the movie was made from was written by an Englishman, you see, and many of the arguments in it support that particular Christian branch. The production company hails from New Zealand, where again, hatred of the Catholic Church and love the Church of England is strong.
    The Archbishop was also hotly against the invasion of Iraq and luridly opposes the continued occupation of that country by the United States.
    Says the Archbishop of Canterbury, "We are doing all we can to support the Iraqi people."
    Recently in a British Muslim magazine the Archbishop of Canterbury called the United States the ‘worst’ imperialist.
    He further stated, “We have only one global hegemonic power. It is not accumulating territory: it is trying to accumulate influence and control. That’s not working.”
    He then started talking in glowing tones about the British travesties in India, “It is one thing to take over a territory and then pour energy and resources into administering it and normalising it. Rightly or wrongly, that’s what the British Empire did — in India, for example.”
    He skipped the part about mass killings, deforestation, the destruction of the countryside, disease and starvation caused by the ignorant and heavy-handed occupation of India which lasted over 200 years.
    The movie ’The Golden Compass’ echoes and brings to the modern movie screen centuries of ignorance and hatred. Many of the misguided morals and themes of the movie are the same as those which have pushed many animals to the brink of extinction. Just which way is World Wildlife Federation headed? Towards the light of civilized society or into the darkness of fear and dread? The movie presents half-baked science and twists philosophical ideas until they make no sense - ideas like conservation, love, fidelity and honor. I have no intention of giving any more money to that fund nor even supporting it in public unless they distance from that flickering obscenity of hate that is being circulated in movie theatres as 'entertainment'.
    Though I am no religious extremist I will not truck with people whose minds are filled with hate for humanity and the natural world in which we live. Your organization is being exploited by the marketers of the movie who now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they have a major problem on their hands.
    The movie is being advertised as being in line with stories like Narnia or Middle Earth. It is really only a collection of wicked ideas which have led to burning witches, war and the dark ages in centuries and eons past.
    Here is what the WWF claims to be doing : “By 2015 WWF will conserve 19 of the world's most important natural places and significantly change global forces to protect the future of nature.”
    …protect the future of nature. How? By destroying the United States and attacking the pope with armored polar bears?
     
  2. Joshua Rhodes

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    Another thread about this?
     
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    This movie is bombing anyway.

    People are interested in morally based movies because the Crybaby Boomers with their X-Gen little brothers and possibly children who they themselves now have X-Gen and E-Gen children...have discovered that 1968 was really the generation of IDIOTS which people are now turning away from and back to some sense of boundaries.

    Okay...so I waxed a little there. The movie is bombing so it is a non-issue anyway. But what is new? The world isn't suppose to be having a party for Christ or believers of Christ.
     
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    I have a great idea. If you don't wish to see this movie, if you don't wish your children to see this movie, if you don't agree with its plot, if you are offended by its plot, then follow my suggestion carefully. Be careful now, my suggestion is rather tricky. Are you ready? DON'T SEE THE MOVIE!!!! Wow, that was tough! And just think, you did not need James Dobson to tell you that.

    I am amazed how the majority of evangelicals always fall for these publicity tricks.

    I don't really have a dog in this fight since (a) I don't have children (b) I don't like these kind of movies and (c) I don't easily fall for these fad controversies.
     
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    ==Yep, and if Christians don't make a big deal about the movie it will continue to bomb. However if Christians make this the new popular controversy, the movie will start doing better because people will want to see what all the fuss is about. O, btw, that is what the makers of this movie are counting on. They are depending on Christians to make a great big stink so that they can sell loads of tickets. Mark my word, the anti-Christian junk in this movie is nothing more than a publicity stunt put on by a bunch of leftwing antichrists.

    ==Very true. Since when do we expect children of the devil to agree with us (the children of God)?
     
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    The bigger concern is that parents be aware of the content so that they know whether it should be watched by their children and by them. It is important that we all know the agenda behind the author and his books.
     
  9. cranston36

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    I agree.
    The movie is being touted as being for children when the books, the ideas and the ideals are well formed adult concepts that are radical by themselves and when taken in the aggregate anti-social and destructive.

    It is one thing for an adult to adopt those negative and ignorant views while it is another to disguise them and stuff down the throats of unsuspecting children.

    Just the other day a homeschooled child took a gun and went out hunting 'Christians' - I am sure he would have enjoyed 'The Golden Compass' and found solace in its message.

    The problem is that folks like those at the Royal Bank of Scotland, which financed this movie, believe men like Rolf Mittweg at New Line Cinema when he claims that it is only a fantasy story and a good way to make money. Maybe he believes that or maybe he hates Christianity too - either way he is a problem that has been waiting to happen.

    The sad thing is that Rolf Mittweg is poisoning the entertainment industry for works like the Narnia Chronicles or the 'Lord of the Rings' because people will become distrustful of messages contained within stories that are cloaked with symbolism.

    Even the symbolism in this movie is horrible. In a direct attack on specific Christian sects it destroys and mutilates animistic beliefs as well. I am suprised that other religions have not reacted strongly to the content.

    They probably are just not going to see the movie.

    In any case - the Royal Bank of Scotland took a 2.5 BILLION dollar write-down because of bad loans it was holding in the subprime market. It was uncalled for to use profits made from throwing Americans into the street to make a movie like this - or any movie at all for that matter. Movie making and entertainment by its nature is traditionally a risky investment but New Line Cinema has a new line to hand the banks and has been trying to portray attracting an audience as a sure fire way to double, triple or quadruple your money.

    A bank like the Royal Bank of Scotland, which obviously believe it could do the same thing cheating poor people, widows and orphans out of their homes is the kind of bank that would swallow Rolf Mittweg's economic reasoning. A look at their board shows a bunch of men that likely would swallow the philosophy of hatred and cruelty that runs through 'The Golden Compass'.
     
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    Philip Pullman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  11. cranston36

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    Yup, that's Pullman.
    That's the kind of guy that the heartless bankers at the Royal Bank of Scotlan and and the wily publicist, Rolf Mittweg, at New Line Cinema have decided to reward with the ability to speak to millions of people while children are starving and war rages around us.

    A voice of quiet contemplation or one of anger and madness? Let's ask the Archbishop of Canterbury...
     
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    With all this publicity for the film on this board, the producers could have saved their promotion budget! :laugh:
     

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